Monday, July 22, 2013

Sew Mama Sew Cloud 9 Geocentric II Bag Challenge

I was SO stoked when Sew Mama Sew chose me to participate in their Geocentric II Bag challenge. 

Cloud 9 fabric is releasing a line of organic cotton canvas called Geocentric II.  The line will have 3 new colors and 3 prints to play with!  I couldn't wait to see what colors and prints the sent me.

When I opened up my package from Cloud 9. I was pretty amazed.  The colors of this line are so vivid and the canvas is super soft.  I was pretty excited to cut into it.

I decided to make the Snap Tote , by the lovely Yahaira, because I thought the geometric loveliness of the fabric would lend itself well to the shape of the bag.


This fabric is perfect for bag making.  Ironing the pleats in this bag was a cinch because the fabric holds a crease so nicely.  But still soft enough so that when I folded the gusset in to snap it together, it wasn't difficult.

I went with the blue print for the main fabric because, let's face it, this is me.  :)  and the green print for the handles and inner pockets with a solid grey for the lining.

And I have to say that the combination is awesome.  I love the contrast of the silver snaps against the canvas-y texture and bright blue of the fabric.

I can't wait to get some more Geocentric II.  I have my eyes on the Diamond Sky print next, I think.

I loved working with this fabric and participating in the bag challenge.  Thanks so much Cloud 9 and Sew Mama Sew for letting me participate.  And be sure to check out Yahira's Snap Tote pattern!  So much fun to make.  There are definitely more snap totes in my future.


  1. It looks awesome, and that bag pattern is really nice!

  2. This is super cute! Love the fabric and the bag, I love a bag with pleats :)

  3. Dude!!! That turned out so great, I love it!

  4. Great bag. The colors with the graphics are really eye catching.

  5. Loving your bag :) I'd love to get my hands on that fabric and give it a go too! Beautiful!

  6. awesome bag! i love those prints.

  7. Very nice bag! I featured it in my blog post introducing the new Geocentric fabrics I got in my Etsy Store today:
    And there is a giveaway of those great fabrics too! So hop by and enter!
    Thanks, Hannah @ Sew Adorable Fabrics

  8. This is gorgeous! Those prints work really well with the pleats. How long did it take you?

    Do you know the online crafting community Kollabora? A lot of us have been hunting for interesting tote ideas this summer. I think everyone there would love this!

  9. it looks so good! I love how it turned out. The colors are very you.